In this church, being queer and being Christian is not binary. I am not made to choose between my faith and who I choose to love. I am welcomed. I am also challenged by the church; challenged to evolve. Evolve in my beliefs, evolve in my faith, evolve as a person and evolve in what it means to love this church. I have come to realize loving this church means being committed to giving back. Giving back, to share the joys, the goodness and the fruits for the soul this church so endlessly provides. May God continue to bless this church for being the fertile soil for my ever-growing plant.